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RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction

RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction

Course Aim

The Civil Construction program provides existing building and construction workers with training that focuses on the safety requirements of the industry and the associated requirements of licensing and regulatory authorities, such as Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, Queensland Building Services Authority and National Occupational Licensing.  For workers, obtaining a range of relevant skills can help them to increase employment opportunities by being able to perform a range of jobs and respond to emerging skills and labour shortages.

Course Duration

Varies depending on the course

Packaging Rules

The following provides the packaging rules for this qualification, followed by the list of relevant units of competency.

Total number of units = 16

10 core units plus

6 elective units, of which:

at least five (5) must be chosen from elective units listed below
no more than one (1) may be chosen from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must reflect current occupational and learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level.

There are both licensed and non-licensed units of competency relating to high risk work in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package. To be appointed under any statutory requirements in related roles, units of competency should be selected to meet the state/territory licensing requirements.

There is a prerequisite to an imported unit listed in this qualification. Where a unit is imported as an elective care must be taken to ensure that the prerequisite specified is complied with.


RIIBEF201E Plan and organise work

RIICCM201E Carry out measurements and calculations

RIICCM202E Identify, locate and protect underground services

RIICCM203E Read and interpret plans and job specifications

RIICCM205F Carry out manual excavation

RIICCM207E Spread and compact materials manually

RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace

RIISAM203E Use hand and power tools

RIISAM204E Operate small plant and equipment

RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

Elective units

BSBTWK301 Use inclusive work practices

CPCCCM2007* Use explosive power tools

CPCCLSF2001A Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level

CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

FWPCOT2236 Fall trees manually (basic)

FWPCOT2239 Trim and cut felled trees

RIICBS202E Hand spread asphalt

RIICBS203E Safely handle bituminous materials

RIICBS207E Take samples of road surfacing materials

RIICCM206E Support plant operations

RIICCM208E Carry out basic levelling

RIICCM209E Carry out concrete work

RIICCM210E Install trench support

RIICCM211E Construct and dismantle fences and gates

RIICRC201E Repair potholes

RIICRC208E Lay pipes

RIIHAN211D Conduct basic scaffolding operations

RIIHAN301E Operate elevating work platform

RIIMCO201D Conduct spreader operations

RIIRIS202E Respond to site based spills

RIISAM201E Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials

RIISAM205E Cut, weld and bend materials

RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces

RIIWHS205E Control traffic with stop-slow bat

RIIWHS206 Control traffic with portable traffic control devices and temporary traffic signs

RIIWHS207* Control traffic on high volume roads

RIIWMG203E Drain and dewater civil construction sites


Flexible and competency based. Participants will undertake a combination of classroom activities, practical and theory.


Upon successful completion of  RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction each student will receive a nationally accredited Certificate.

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RII20720 Certificate II in Civil Construction